Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Date: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 th February

Times: 9am – 4.30pm

Venue: Youth Cymru, Unit D Upper Boat Business Centre, Treforest, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 5BP

Cost: £150 per person

Other: Lunch will be provided both days, please confirm when booking any dietary or access requirements

Course Details

As more young people are experiencing mental ill health it is essential that we provide an environment where it is safe to talk about mental health and to understand how early intervention can help with recovery. This course will give you the skills, confidence and knowledge to support a young person who is experiencing mental health issues.

What is mental health?
Issues that young people face
Depression and anxiety
Suicide and psychosis
Non suicidal self injury
Eating disorders
Substance use

Taking part in an MHFA (Wales) course:
Raises awareness and mental health literacy
Reduces stigma around mental ill health
Boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues
Promotes early intervention which enables recovery

By the end of the course you will have:

An in depth understanding of young people's mental health

Confidence to provide an initial intervention

Tools to promote help seeking behaviour

Ability to help a young person thrive

Knowledge to reduce stigma

Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing.

Participants will explore normal and problematic behaviours with a view to developing their insight, understanding and awareness, enabling an effective response within a safeguarding framework.

Angela McMillan, MBACP (accred) Founder & Director, Psychotherapist, Trainer , Supervisor

I set up Elemental Health after working as a counselling services manager, psychotherapist and trainer in educational establishments. I recognised that students and staff often feel concerned about how to talk about feelings and work with mental health issues and I began to deliver training that gave people the confidence to use these skills to support themselves and others.

In the last ten years I have also had a successful private therapy practice and have worked with diverse client groups at large charities including The Terrence Higgins Trust, Mind and the YMCA.

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